Links 10/24/2013: Variety on changes at NBCU; Safeguard Scientifics takes hit on PixelOptics

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Safeguard Scientifics Announces Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results (Business Wire)
Safeguard may have hit dry well with $37 mm investment in Va-based PixelOptics, a developer of electronically focusing prescription eyewear. Safeguard wrote its carrying value down to $0 and says it "does not intend to deploy substantial additional capital", and that the company looking to recapitalize from other sources to launch its next generation product. The risk that comes with investing in bleeding edge technology.

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QlikTech Delivers Solid Third Quarter Revenue Growth (Business Wire)

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SFX Buys Readability Developer Arc90, Fame House and Tunezy To Give Its Electronic Dance Music Business A Digital Content Spin (TechCrunch)
Fame House is based in Philadelphia.